Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Investigation Heats Up
Congress and a federal anti-toxics office are continuing to investigate the controversy of contaminated water at the U.S. Marine Corps’ Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, where numerous military and civilian personnel have contracted various forms of cancer.
McClatchy discovered government documents showing that as many as 800,000 gallons of fuel leaked from underground storage tanks near a well that served base barracks, officers’ quarters and the base hospital. Other records reveal that federal, state and camp environmental officials knew about the benzene contamination as early as 1988.
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